Michigan hockey is in the NCAA Hockey Tournament for the first time in three seasons. The Wolverines, who earned the No. 2 seed in the Northeast Regional, will face off against No. 3-seed Princeton on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET.
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Michigan-Northeastern hockey time for 2018 NCAA Hockey Tournament
Michigan and Northeastern face off in the 2018 NCAA Hockey Tournament at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 24 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass.
Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, March 24
Location: DCU Center in Worcester, Mass.
2018 NCAA Hockey Tournament: Michigan-Northeastern TV channel
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2018 NCAA Hockey Tournament: Michigan-Northeastern watch online
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Michigan-Northeastern hockey: How to listen on the radio
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2018 NCAA Hockey Tournament: Bracket
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Michigan-Northeastern hockey preview
Michigan (20-14-3) is entering its first NCAA Tournament since 2015-16, and its 37th ever, which is tied with Minnesota for most all-time. The Wolverines have won a Division I record nine national championships.
The Wolverines made it to the Big Ten Tournament semifinal before falling to Ohio State, 3-2, in overtime. The teams were tied at 1 after two periods, and after both Ohio State and Michigan scored in the third, Buckeyes senior forward Matthew Weis scored the game-winner 32 seconds into overtime. The Buckeyes went on to lose to Notre Dame in the conference championship game.
Now the Wolverines look to claim a 10th national title.
“I’m extremely proud of them,” Michigan coach Mel Pearson said. “They’ve done a lot of heavy lifting. We had to improve on some areas — it started with our goaltending. We got good goaltending down the stretch. We had some of our younger players step forward and are getting a lot of contributions from different players. … Once you get in, anything is possible. I’m extremely proud of these guys, especially since they stuck together.”
Michigan earned a No. 2 seed in the Northeast regional and will play No. 3-seed Northeastern in the first round. No. 1-seed Cornell and No. 4-seed Boston University will play in the region’s other first round matchup.
With the Wolverines’ berth, Pearson has become the the first coach to lead two different programs to NCAA Tournament appearances in consecutive years; he took Michigan Tech to the tournament last season.
Pearson and the Wolverines aren’t content with merely participating, though. Michigan is one of the most decorated hockey programs in Division I history, with a 51-29 record in the tournament all-time. The Wolverines hold a 14-5 record all-time in NCAA first-round contests, but getting past Northeastern will hardly be an easy task.
The programs have played six times previously, with each team earning three wins. Saturday’s game will mark the teams’ first time playing in the NCAA Tournament.
Junior forward Cooper Marody leads Michigan with 46 points (14 goals, 32 assists). Senior forward Tony Calderone’s 23 goals are the most by a Wolverines player through the first 37 games of a season since Kyle Connor scored 35 goals in that span in 2015-16.